Diabetes Essays


Changing Definition Of Beauty Versus Being Healthy

wrong and needs to be changed. However, there are so many people that are contracting diabetes, heart disease and so forth. In short, Dove has a point about the definition of beauty but they need to be careful to not suggest that being overweight is "no big deal" and that it does not come with consequences. Love and confidence for one's self is all well and good. Even with that, self-love has to involve taking care of one's self from a food intake and other health facets. Abusing alcohol, food or anything else can shorten life and/or ruin quality… Continue Reading...

Systematic Review

on high blood pressure among such special groups as the aged, blacks, pregnant women and people with diabetes and children or such special situations as exclusively primary care or exclusively emergency management were left out. To make sure that most modern guidelines were incorporated, there was limited inclusion for 2006 January onwards. In addition, only those guidelines that were in English were incorporated (Al-Ansary et al., 2013). Medical text words and subject titles that were linked with guidelines and hypertension were used in searching EMBASE and MEDLINE through OVID line from 2006 January to 2011 September. Other than the… Continue Reading...

Role Of the Fda with Prescription Drugs

issues with the drug. Indeed, John's wife was taking the drug for diabetes, not Alzheimer's. As such, there seems like there might be a problem with AD23 in any formulation or dosage. As such, any variations or versions of the drug need to be analyzed and pulled from the market if they are indeed not safe (Lipworth, Kerridge & Day, 2013). One last ethical issue that is perhaps not as obvious in terms but should still be mentioned is that which pertains to paying bonuses for prescription drugs and the amount in which they are sold. To use a… Continue Reading...

Working Women Breastfeeding

to breastfeed is associated with a number of risks, including diabetes mellitus type 2, cot deaths, and obesity/overweightness. To put it in brief, breastfeeding helps improve communities' health status. It is a fundamental human right; international law and the 1993 Human Rights Act afford women breastfeeding rights and safeguard them from being discriminated for breastfeeding. Likewise, if a baby's mom is able to, or desires to, breastfeed, the child is entitled to enjoy that right to good health. The protection, promotion and advocating of this right will help ensure babies, their parents, the whole family and the overall community… Continue Reading...

Healthcare Administration and Diabetes

Pre- diabetes Condition Burden of disease: disability/morbidity The word 'pre-diabetes' applies to persons highly susceptible to contracting diabetes mellitus (type 2). Those diagnosed as pre-diabetic have sustained, higher-than-normal blood glucose levels; however, these levels are not sufficiently high to be characterized as diabetes. Pre-diabetics suffer from either IGT (impaired glucose tolerance), or IFG (impaired fasting glucose), or both. The former denotes a condition wherein glucose tolerance levels of individuals after two hours of glucose consumption lie between 140 and 199 milligrams/deciliter whereas the latter refers… Continue Reading...

Sources Of Birth Defects in Older Mothers

the best of circumstances. However, underlying and chronic health conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, just to name two, up the proverbial ante even more (Grabowska et al., 2012). While not completely in line with the angle that this report is taking, there are indeed women over the age of 35 (and beyond) that end up getting pregnant in an unexpected fashion. Even if the birth (or at least the pregnancy) was not intended, the results when it comes to mortality, economic and health statistics will still be affected. By default, the amount of prenatal care and such would… Continue Reading...

Literary Works Referring to the Mental Illness

was a gifted poet, who had a moderate childhood. Born in Massachusetts, her father had diabetes, which caused the doctor to amputate his leg. The issue traumatized Path and her mother. Although, Plath did not show a sign of mental illness during this period, however, her father tragic death made her develop a sign of mental disorder. While Path was an adolescent during this period, her personality was similar to the person suffering from mental morbidity. In her personal writing, she often demonstrates a severe emotional instability showing mood swings. Although, Plath had challenging mental and psychological problems, however,… Continue Reading...

Return on Investment with Fall Prevention

of falls. While there are certainly other health issues and problems such as heart disease, diabetes and COPD, falls are also very nasty and can lead to broken bones or even death. Further, the amount of senior that fall and that sustain injuries from the same is alarmingly high. Given all of that, there is a ton of incentive to help prevent or at least mitigate the number of falls through things like layout of rooms, self-assistance devices and so forth (NCOA, 2016). With the above in mind, the NCOA released a program in 2015 called the National Falls… Continue Reading...

8 Issues Regarding Public Health in Brazil

public health issues are similar to those in other developing and developed countries. For instance, just as obesity and diabetes is a problem of epidemic proportions in the U.S., so too is it in Brazil. Brazil's health care structure, however, is significantly different, with free health care for all citizens being available (the finer details of this policy are not as alluring as they may seem on the surface, as long wait times for health care can often be the result) (Fleury, 2011). Nonetheless, this paper will highlight eight significant categories in order of importance and discuss why these… Continue Reading...

Educational Plan for Improving Behavioural Health Amongst Older Adults

and obesity are vital risk factors for chronic conditions such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease in older adults (Kwon et al., 2016). As the prevalence of smoking, alcohol consumption, and obesity increase, the risk of chronic disease increases as well. Chronic disease can significantly reduce the quality of life and increase the risk of mortality (Kampmeijer et al., 2016). This underscores the significance of improving the behavioural health of older adults in rural North Dakota. The Role of Education The role of education in promoting behavioural health is silf-evident, especially in terms of smoking, alcohol consumption, and obesity.… Continue Reading...

How a Genogram Can Help in Therapy

Genogram: Hernandez Family The Hernandez case based on the genogram below indicates that Elena suffers from diabetes and Juan from back issues related to work. Money is tight because of the socio-economic conditions of the family. Juan drinks on the weekends but is not alcoholic. His weekend drinking is described as "blowing off steam." The parents have been referred because of the nature of their disciplining of their children. Their own childhoods have been fraught with abuse and physical violence from their parents which is depicted in the genogram below. The hostility that Juan and Elena show towards their… Continue Reading...

Improving Health Welfare for a Vulnerable Population Community

ill, it lowers the rate of homelessness and for patients with diabetes or congestive heart failure, it decreases the morbidity. Usually, the beneficial effects were limited to the duration of the intervention (Aday, 2001). There is evidence for enhanced patient satisfaction in the health care that emphasize continual care, multidisciplinary approaches, patient empowerment, and innovative approaches. Health care providers should also practice evidence-based care as it demonstrates the effectiveness. Patients with chronic conditions should be recognized with individual needs. For example, a mentally ill person should be treated innovatively (e.g., medications, a variety of outpatient treatment settings, and effective… Continue Reading...

Pornography Child Abuse and Coersion

and which may continue throughout the individual's life, include eating disorders, obesity, and even diabetes, poor lung functioning, hypertension, asthma, cardiovascular, and liver disease (Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2013, p. 4). It seems irregular that these health problems would be associated with childhood sexual abuse or exposure to pornography, but research does show that there are correlations between abuse and the risk for these conditions. There are also short-term and long-term psychological effects of being abused at any level, including pornographic participation or coercion, and exposure to pornographic material throughout the childhood. Ongoing exposure to pornography may lead to… Continue Reading...

Nurse Advocacy and Patient Autonomy

his own pump, which he has successfully used for the thirty years he has lived with the disease of diabetes, then he should use his own pump. There is no need for the nurses on duty to be concerned about this issue, or to coerce the patient into purchasing a new pump that he not only cannot afford, but does not want. Perhaps the new pump would not be effective in his case, anyway. The nurse manager is in the wrong, and I would tell her as much, while advocating on behalf of the patient. When confronted with the… Continue Reading...

Homeopathy

remedies. This is because I believe that severe illnesses such as diabetes, heart attacks and even kidney problems cannot be solved with general remedies. Such remedies can act as a false perception and mislead patients to believe that they will get better, and in the end, fail to do so. In addition, it is quite confusing to comprehend the manner in which medication for curing cancer is the same medication that is used to cure a stomach ache. These are two completely dissimilar diseases that necessitate different remedies (Gallagher, 2015). References Cook, M. S. (2010). What is Homeopathy? Retrieved… Continue Reading...

Historical Use Of Alchemilla Vulgaris Herb

treating ailments such as mild diarrhea, stomach problems, muscle spasms, diabetes, and swelling inflammation. (Macey, 2004). Evidence from science also shows that the herb can assist in treating painful or heavy menstrual periods or treating symptoms of menopause. Moreover, evidence-based science research shows that Alchemilla is useful in treating lower-abdominal ailments. (Lans, et al. 2007). While both traditionalists and scientists agree that Alchemilla is effective in treating different types of ailments, however, science departs from the traditionalists by presenting the side effects of using Alchemilla. For example, a science-based evidence reveals that there is little information with regards to… Continue Reading...

Sanford Medical Center Organization Structure

Immunology • Behavioral Health • Breast Health • Cancer/Oncology • Children's/Pediatrics • Dermatology & Cosmetic Services • diabetes & Endocrinology • Ear, Nose & Throat • Emergency Medicine • Family Medicine • Neurology • Ophthalmology • Cardiology • Palliative care • Laboratory and Pathology • Surgery • Radiology Sanford Medical Center is a not-for-profit rural health facility. The facility does partner with the community to bring health and healing to the people living and working across its region. At the core of the facility is ensuring that healthcare benefits reach the communities broad needs. The facility does offer discounted or free medical services to patients… Continue Reading...

Homeopathy for Acute Vs. Chronic Conditions

that homeopathy is effective in treating are allergies, insomnia, arthritis, recurrent infections, thyroid disorders, diabetes, depression, post-traumatic stress, panic attacks, anxiety, digestive issues, back pain, and chronic fatigue. Anyone can use homeopathy remedies to treat acute conditions. However, when it comes to the treatment of chronic conditions, one should always consult a person experienced in homeopathic remedies. References Haidvogl, M., Riley, D. S., Heger, M., Brien, S., Jong, M., Fischer, M., . . . Thurneysen, A. E. (2007). Homeopathic and conventional treatment for acute respiratory and ear complaints: a comparative study on outcome in the primary care setting. BMC… Continue Reading...

African American Culture

of death in Black Americans from 1980 to 2007 was heart disease at #1, cancer, and stroke. diabetes in 1980 was at #8 leading cause of death. As of 2007 I stands at #4 (Black Demographics, 2015). Data Collection: Interview The main form of data collection was qualitative, in the form of an interview. It was one interview with a 43-year-old African-American man. He was born from a South African father in Brooklyn, NY. He goes by the initials C.M and lives in Toms River as an electrician. The interview was a question and answer type of data collection… Continue Reading...

Americana Group

concerned regarding the Gulf Cooperation Council's escalating rates of obesity, heart disease, diabetes as well as other sicknesses that are caused by poor diet and lack of exercising. In accordance to Thomas (2009), Kuwait is placed at the eighth position in the World Health Organization confederation table of nations with overweight populaces. In addition, the nation is ranked amongst the top five with regard to prevalence in increasing rates of diabetes together with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia (Thomas, 2009). Despite the fact that government administrations in nations across the Middle East region are yet… Continue Reading...

Community Contribution to Solving Existing Problem

stress, generate fat that accumulates around the waist area. These occurrences increase one's chances of developing diabetes and heart disease (Kar, Dube, & Kar, 2014). The success in preventing and fighting obesity among youths and children depends on community involvement. The efforts must transcend individual, family and even geographic boundaries to include groups and institutions (Pate et al., 2000). The need for community involvement in the improvement of health outcomes has caught the eye of many leaders, experts and opinion shapers. These experts have emphasized on the need to make use of naturally occurring setups, strengths, social structures and… Continue Reading...

Healthy Meals Delivered to Elderly

has high demand and loyalty among seniors with specific dietary requirements (dieting and diabetes are a couple of the bigger ones). This is a niche market, albeit a large and growing one, but it without much information. There have been a couple of reports published that describe the industry, its size, and its growth prospects, but this business has grown quietly, and the key players are not written about much in the business press. There are a few different types of players in the industry, including those that already produce these types of meals but then find a way… Continue Reading...

Research Designs in Developmental Research

to delayed locomotor skills and are associated with high risks of obesity, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and diabetes. Therefore, a Fontan procedure affects a child's motor development by contributing to deficits in gross motor skill and delays in locomotor and object control skills. Consequently, the researchers contend that Fontan procedure could negatively affect a child's health and well-being by affecting motor development. References Berk, L.E. & Meyers, A.B. (2016). Infants, children and adolescents (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Longmuir, P.E., Banks, L. & McCrindle, B.W. (2012, August). Cross-sectional Study of Motor Development Among Children After the Fontan Procedure. Cardiology… Continue Reading...

Meal Delivery Service

This market has high demand and loyalty among seniors with specific dietary requirements (dieting and diabetes are a couple of the bigger ones). The benefits to the consumers are that they no longer need to worry about the hassle of buying groceries and preparing meals -- they pay for the convenience of removing themselves and their energy from the food preparation process (Business Wire, 2015). This is a niche market, albeit a fairly large and growing one, but it without much information. There have been a couple of reports published that describe the industry, its size and its growth… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Ageing Based on Psychology Interview

top risk factor as people increase in age. Moreover, diabetes, high blood pressure, abdominal fat, and cholesterol are common among aged people. The aged people are also prone to disease that involves the circulatory and heart system. It is undeniable that CVD is a secondary aging, nevertheless, people aged 90 years and above are 1000 times risk of developing CVD than 30-year-old individual even if both individuals have identical genes and health habits. While individuals aged 65 and above experience these type health problems, however, it is revealed Mae does not develop major health complicated issues. The major reason… Continue Reading...

Evaluating Success Of a New Venture 3 Squares

more conscious of the food they consume because of the health problems that obesity, diabetes, and cancer pose. The negative publicity that fast food restaurants are receiving means that 3 Square Restaurant has an opportunity to grow by taking advantage of health consciousness of consumers. Environmental regulations have in the past led to businesses embracing green revolution initiatives, which are in line with the business strategy. By offering organic foods, 3 Square Restaurant embraces green initiatives that seek to reduce damage to the environment. Social divisions continue to widen regarding economic status across the society. In the USA, there… Continue Reading...

Veterans’ Mental Health Problems and the Affordable Care Act

receive proposed prevention services, evidence-based therapy and timely diagnoses of cardiovascular ailments, contagious illnesses, cancer and diabetes as compared to non-VA recipients. Strengths i. Lack of need to acquire further coverage As ex-servicemen's healthcare initiative fulfils legally accepted health standards, VA beneficiaries need not acquire further healthcare coverage. They can, however, obtain further coverage should they so desire. However, this isn't mandated for them under the law. ii. Expanded economical and enhanced care alternatives Obamacare encompasses provisions ensuring ex-servicemen enjoy more alternatives to reasonable, superior-quality care. It enables VA healthcare beneficiaries to sign up for insurance plans via healthcare… Continue Reading...

Difference Between Steroids and Hgh

tingling of the skin and high cholesterol levels. There is also a generally higher risk of type II diabetes. Further, if the HGH being acquired by a user is illicit, there is no telling what else is in the HGH, or even if it’s HGH to begin with. Just like with street drugs like heroin, marijuana and so forth, there could be other substances in there from the production. There could also be the inclusion of addictive substances, like PCP, that get a person more reliably hooked. This is a method that some dealers use with all drugs to… Continue Reading...

The U.s Economy and Health Care

care are an increase in chronic illness, such as diabetes and heart disease, diseases suffered by almost half of Americans and very expensive to treat (Amadeo, 2017). The sickest 5% of the population account for 50% of health care costs, while the healthiest 50% of the population account for just 3% of health care costs. Most of the former group are Medicare patients, which is precisely why federal share of health care expenditure continues to rise. Increased healthcare expenditure, on the whole, which encompasses Medicaid and Medicare expenditure, regulates the funds investable by entrepreneurs and the government at the… Continue Reading...

Childhood Obesity Prevention

factors that are known to significantly influence whether one gets to develop diabetes or not. The children are also direct players in the health matters affecting them and their dietary habits hence these two groups form the core focus of the literature herein. Significant data for parents Studies have it that some parts of the US post two-thirds of the residents as being either obese or overweight. The numbers are so massive hence a practical challenge to hospitals that needs to handle this massive number of obese people, the parents and the community stakeholders too feel the burden of… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Using Bilingual Call Compared to Family Interpreters Research Paper

and Mexican Americans. There is 18.3 % prevalence of diabetes among the Hispanic communities for undiagnosed and diagnosed patients. They are predisposed to diabetic disorders due to cardiometabolic abnormalities. There is a relatively high margin in the prevalence of the disorder compared to non-Hispanics which stand at 10.2%. The management of diabetes necessitates for close correspondence with the physician in keeping personal records, management of nutrition as well as personal knowledge about the quality of life. The role of an interpreter is to ensure that the patients get quality health care as well as English speaking patients or better.… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Strategy Implementation at the Coca-cola Corporation

nutrition, they are the main culprits in the rise of a range of health conditions including diabetes; good reasons to recommend soft drink consumption cuts (Vartanian, 2007). The findings by Vartanian (2007) are just but part of the widespread health concerns about high sugar and carbonated drinks. Medical experts are on record for recommending more consumption of organic juices and use of mineral water. The Coca Cola Company has maintained a consistent focus on carbonated drinks over the years. As a CEO, I would explore new product areas that address the current health concerns. I would venture into the… Continue Reading...

Diabetes Mellitus in Rural Settings

Clinical Problem: diabetes Mellitus in Rural Settings Mid-range nursing theories can be extremely useful in understanding specific clinical issues. These theories are less broad and all-encompassing than so-called grand theories of nursing such as Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring and seek to offer a more technical and practical approach to applying theory in daily practice (Alligood, 2018). This paper will specifically examine the application of Kristen Swanson’s Theory of Caring to the treatment of patients suffering from diabetes mellitus living in rural settings without adequate access… Continue Reading...

Students Diet and Health

results in the increased risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes (Wilmot & Idris, 2014; Cunningham-Myrie, Theall, Yonger et al., 2015). As Davis (2012) has shown, addressing dietary issues and getting people to eat a healthier, more organic diet that is low in fats and sugars can help individuals to improve their health and reduce the risk of the development of heart disease and diabetes. The purpose of this study would be to obtain data about students who smoke or use tobacco products, their dietary habits, and their teeth and gum care habits. This information could then be used… Continue Reading...

Hypertension and Diabetes

in adults aged 30-40 years old), this study aims to investigate the relationship between hypertension and type 2 diabetes in Saudi Arabia. In Saudi Arabia obesity is an emerging problem and hypertension is on the increase (Al Othaimeen, Al Nozha & Osman, 2007; Al-Nozha, Abdullah, Arafah et al., 2007). Investigating the dietary habits of Saudis and the onset of hypertension and diabetes type 2 among adults aged 25-40 will be helpful in establishing a preventive medicine approach that can be implemented by health care practitioners in the KSA to help reduce the spread of these diseases through proper dietary… Continue Reading...

Nature Vs Nurture Essay

are presently considered to start and maintain epigenetic change. If obesity promotes development of diabetes, some segments of the population that never experienced diabetes, are beginning to see occurrence of the disease to the point where it becomes family history (Clark and Lappin). Obesity and diabetes appear to be a major topic of interest in epigenetics. “Studies are beginning to uncover specific genes affected by epigenetic modifications that accumulate over time. One diabetes-specific example is the hypermethylation of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit Vlla polypeptide 1 promoter in elderly twins compared with young twins.” (Clark and Lappin 140) If… Continue Reading...

Obesity and Nursing Rates Of Care Community

problem with obesity is its comorbidity with a number of potentially fatal conditions including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer (Zhang, Liu, Yao, et al., 2014). Obesity is a complex problem linked to a number of variables, but lifestyle is typically implicated given that “overconsumption of calorie dense foods” is a known culprit in disease etiology (Zhang, Liu, Yao, et al., 2014, p. 5153). Increased availability and low cost of calorie dense foods has contributed to the proliferation of obesity, but there are also physiological and neurological factors that contribute to disease progression. Due to biological or genetic reasons, some… Continue Reading...

Diabetes and Drug Treatments

There are various types of diabetes, including type 1, type 2, gestational, and juvenile diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body fails to produce adequate amounts of insulin. It most often is found in children and young adults which is why it is now referred to as juvenile diabetes. Type 2 diabetes occurs when cells fail to respond to insulin. This subtle distinction makes a great deal of difference in terms of treating the two types of diabetes (Arcangelo & Peterson, 2006). It is also worth noting… Continue Reading...

Healthcare Management for Eldercare Advocacy Organization

can all be taken and assessed remotely. Chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension and arthritis can also be monitored remotely. Through telemedicine, the care giver and patient can communicate remotely and come up with a care plan that is updated in real time. The health sector in the US, just like many other countries, is beset BY many challenges such as; a shortage in supply of health workers, tight healthcare budgets, inaccessible health insurance and an increasing aging population, there is increasing need for the adoption of home-based care. This will help the elderly to receive the best care… Continue Reading...

Type 2 Diabetes Education

diabetes Type 2 is a prevalent disease with cases growing each year. Type 1 diabetes is also a concern especially regarding disease management. A useful assessment tool/technique for monitoring blood glucose levels for both type 1 and 2 is the A1C test. Otherwise known as the glycated hemoglobin test, the blood test provides the patient with information on the average blood sugar level within the past two to three months (Leong et al., 2017). A1C also measures blood sugar percentage attached to hemoglobin or oxygen-carrying protein… Continue Reading...

Nursing Healthcare Balanced Scorecard

of a specific patient population: adults over the age of 65 who have been diagnosed with Type II diabetes. GOAL TARGET KEY STAFF REVIEW FREQUENCY JAN 2018 FEB 2018 MAR 2018 APRIL 2018 Performance Readmission 15% Monthly 25% 22% 23% 27% Mortality 10% Monthly 15% 10% 5% 10% Quality Lifestyle counseling 99% Monthly 80% 82% 79% 82% Complications 15% Monthly 18% 22% 23% 19% At-Home Testing 99% Monthly 85% 89% 90% 92% Patient Perceptions 90% Every three months 90% 85% 89% 90% Patient Safety Equipment Failure 5% Monthly 2% 5% 8% 10% Voluntary Error Reports 10% Monthly 5% 2%… Continue Reading...

Health Public Policy Analysis

Self-assessments A. City council and executive level administrative assessments B. Quantitative analyses 1. Health outcomes a. Obesity: Measured by rates and prevalence b. diabetes, heart disease: Measured by rates, prevalence, severity 2. Surveys a. Community/resident perceptions b. Perceptions by law enforcement, educators, businesses, and other stakeholders. c. Perceptions of nurses and healthcare workers Action Plan Target Organization: City Hall City Hall has expressed interest in committing to the Healthy Community initiatives, forming strategic partnerships, and dramatically changing the ethical and goal-driven framework of community development. Public planning, housing, real estate development, transportation infrastructure, and other core areas will be motivated by public health outcomes… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Chronic Disease

diseases that become more and more prevalent each year are diseases like multiple sclerosis and diabetes. diabetes is a notoriously expensive chronic illness to manage. Patients often experience complications from the disease like vision loss, high blood pressure, heart disease, and amputation (Institute of Medicine (U.S.), 2012). That is why diabetes must be managed and prevented. Type II diabetes for example is often acquired through poor diet choices and leading a sedentary life (Institute of Medicine (U.S.), 2012). If people manage to identify and self-regulate these decisions and choose healthy alternatives and commit to more daily exercise, it can… Continue Reading...

Hospital Organizational Change Nurse Consultation

factors are largely related to lifestyle including obesity-related diseases and diabetes. While teen obesity numbers have improved, adult obesity has actually increased (Miami-Dade County, 2011). In “Measuring What Matters,” a Miami-Dade County Community Health Report Card update, the county also identified other major concerns of the population that can be addressed via improvements to the healthcare system, including prenatal care deficiencies and problems related to low birth weight and infant mortality. Immunization numbers have also been on a decline, with resulting public health concerns (Miami-Dade County, 2011). Substance abuse and alcohol-related problems are also major issues of concern, as… Continue Reading...

Disparities and Diabetes Among Latinos

Disparities and diabetes among Latinos The whole world is experiencing diabetes-related health disparities, co-morbidities and its complications. There is a wide range of literature available showing that ethnic and race minorities are at a greater risk of developing diabetes compared to the majority groups. The disparities are a result of a combination of factors; they are both clinical and biological. They are also strongly associated with the system of health and factors related to social dynamics. The term ethnicity is a complex one. It reflects a convergence of multi-dimensional… Continue Reading...

Healthcare Informatics

on patient portal usage shows that those “most at risk” for common diseases like diabetes “may fall further behind” in terms of healthcare outcomes due to the disparities in use (Sarkar, Karter, Liu, et al, 2011). Disparities in patient portal use is also associated with overall disparities in health literacy, with patients who already have strong health literacy being more likely to use the portals versus patients with weak health literacy (Sarkar, Karter, Liu, et al., 2010). These findings reveal strong implications for how healthcare organizations and perhaps more importantly, health policymakers, can capitalize on technology to reduce social… Continue Reading...

Benchmarking for a National Hospital Assessment

local identifiable risk factors are largely related to lifestyle including obesity-related diseases and diabetes. While teen obesity numbers have improved, adult obesity has actually increased, and she also identified other major concerns of the population that can be addressed via improvements to the healthcare system, including prenatal care deficiencies and problems related to low birth weight and infant mortality. Immunization numbers have also been on a decline, with resulting public health concerns. Substance abuse and alcohol-related problems are also major issues of concern, as are high rates of sexually transmitted diseases. As the largest and leading healthcare organization in… Continue Reading...

Patient Analysis for a Nurse Practitioner

K. (2014). Dietary gluten and the development of type 1 diabetes. Diabetologia. 75:1770–1780 Chakrabarti, et al. (2011). Vaginal leiomyoma. Journal of Mid-life Health. 2:42-43. Kessous R, Aricha-Tamir B, Sheizaf B, Steiner N, Moran-Gilad J, Weintraub AY (2013). Clinical and microbiological characteristics of Bartholin gland abscesses. Obstet Gynecol; 122:794–799 King, J., Friedman, J., Iwenofu, H., & Ogilvie, C. (2008). Buttock Mass in a 46-year-old Woman. Clin Orthop Relat Res., 2023–2028. Lee, et. al, (2015). Clinical pathology of bartholin's glands: a review of the literature. Curr Urol. 8(1):22-5. Lilungulu et. al., (2017). Recurrent huge left bartholin's gland abscess for one year… Continue Reading...

Assessing a Patient with Stomach Pain

began. He ate but experienced nausea afterwards. JR is 47, suffers from hypertension, diabetes and had an issue of gastrointestinal bleeding four years ago. He is on a number of medications to address his high blood pressure and diabetes. He has no known drug allergies, no history of colon cancer. His father and mother both had hypertension; his father has type 2 diabetes; his mother suffered from Gastroesophageal reflux disease and high fatty concentration in the blood (hyperlipidemia). JR occasionally imbibed alcohol. He is overweight at 248 lbs with a 5’10” height. He has a regular heart rate but… Continue Reading...

Patient with Chest Pain

risk factors like elevated cholesterol levels, elevated blood pressure, diabetes, genetics and smoking. This gradual development in coronary atherosclerosis results in slow thickening of coronary arteries’ inner layer that can, with time, narrow the arterial lumen to various extents. Atherosclerosis resulting in the grave SCD (sudden cardiac death) and AMI (acute myocardial infarction) syndromes has a preference for major coronary arteries’ proximal segments, typically arterial bifurcation sites altering arterial flow (Wang et al, 2004). Such gradual atherosclerotic progression can be disrupted by at least one swift progression cycle linked to either plaque haemorrhage or asymptomatic disruption of plaque with… Continue Reading...

Costs and Delivery Healthcare System

article by Remak (2015), the increased healthcare costs impact baby boomers that live with chronic conditions, for instance diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and hepatisis C. Notably, these increased costs of healthcare are forcing these patient populations to either choose to pay for their medication or paying for basic necessities such as food, clothing, and rent for themselves and their families. A number of health insurers, for instance, have started increasing the costs of patients’ important medications, which is positioning the cost of treatment past the grasp of several patients. Instead of paying a predetermined, expected copayment, several… Continue Reading...

Self Management in Nursing

K., Dumser, S., & Grey, M. (2009a). A new self-report measure of self-management of Type 1 diabetes for adolescents. Nursing Research, 58, 228-236. Schilling, L. S., Dixon, J. K., Knafl, K. A., Lynn, M. R., Murphy, K., Dumser, S., & Grey, M. (2009b). A new self-report measure of self-management of type 1 diabetes for adolescents. Nursing Research, 37, 87-99. Skinner, B. F. (1953). Science and human behavior (No. 92904). Simon and Schuster. Verchota, G., & Sawin, K. J. (2016). Testing components of a self-management theory in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes Mellitus. Nursing Research, 65(6), 487-495.   Continue Reading...

Healthcare Delivery System Model

for patients undergoing chronic conditions such as cardiac disease and diabetes. Advanced practice healthcare nurses will cooperate with physicians to enable it to be accessed by more people. There should also be a closer follow up among other similar initiatives to maintain a healthier patient population and using more costly resource options (Cook, 2010, p. 4). Another important element in health improvement is investing in health improvement. If the incentives given to providers, patients and the system of healthcare are aligned to obtaining improved results, the quality of healthcare could significantly be improved. However, a redesign of the system… Continue Reading...

Physical Education and the Zpd

school-aged children and the risk of the onset of diabetes associated with obesity (Todd, Street, Ziviani, Byrne & Hills, 2015; Mozaffarian, 2016). Hills, Dengel and Lubans (2015) have shown that teachers can play an important role in educating students about the need for and benefits of physical activity to reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes later in life. By developing good habits with respect to physical activity, young children can have healthier cardiovascular systems and a brighter future. While teachers are, of course, crucial in guiding children to embrace physical activity and to acquire knowledge of exercises through… Continue Reading...

Haiti Health Marketing Plan

suffer from diseases that can easily be prevented. For example, type II diabetes remains a prevalent and preventative issue in Haiti (Jean-Baptiste et al., 2006). A 2006 study by Fondation Haïtienne de Diabète et de Maladies Cardio-vasculaires indicated that Haitians living in Port-au-Prince have a significant sized population with diabetes. Women with 8.9% and men, 4.8%. 90% of those identified with diabetes have type II diabetes (Jean-Baptiste et al., 2006). Because Haiti is a country lacking in resources, it is therefore important to help those with these kinds of conditions get the high-quality of care they deserve. The process… Continue Reading...

Role and Importance Of Bilingual Interpreters

in the healthcare delivery process. In urgent medical cases like diabetes, ad hoc interpreters who are usually family members act as interpreters between the patient and the healthcare provider. While these family members continue to play a critical role in patient-provider communication, many elderly Hispanics fail to adhere to medications and other treatment regimes effectively. This compromises the quality of healthcare and patient outcomes among this population, especially those suffering from diabetes. Therefore, the healthcare sector is faced with the need for improving patient-provider communication among elderly Hispanic patients suffering from diabetes. The poor patient outcomes associated with the… Continue Reading...

Bariatric Surgery Pico Question

perspective of a family nurse practitioner, when treating patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity, can bariatric surgery be more effective than standard medical therapy at increasing the probability of remission of diabetes? The patient population in question is obese females with type 2 diabetes, the intervention is bariatric surgery (or other types of weight loss surgery), the current standard medical care is that of diet and exercise, the desired outcome is weight loss and diabetes management. Surgical intervention always poses at least some risk to patients and is not something to be undertaken lightly, hence the significance of… Continue Reading...

Family-based Diabetes Intervention for Hispanic Adults and Their Family Members

Rapid Critical Appraisal A Family-Based diabetes Intervention for Hispanic Adults and Their Family Members 1. Are the results of the study valid? a. Was there a representative and well defined sample of patients at a similar point in the course of the disease? Yes No Unknown The study recruited participants who had type 2 diabetes and 1 family member from a community clinic that mostly serves uninsired patients. All the participants identified themselves as Hispanic aged over 18 years, had self reported that they suffered from type 2 diabetes and they had a family… Continue Reading...

Health Screening for Diabetes

Community based Screening of type 2 diabetes mellitus The diabetes menace in the US is rampant and a national concern for the health agencies particularly rearing the high rates of new diabetes cases that emerge each year. It is estimated that by 1958, only 1% of the American population were diabetic, this has tremendously shot up to the estimated 9.4% by 2015. This number includes 30.2 million adults of 18 years and over. Of even greater concern in this evaluation or screening process is that nearly a quarter… Continue Reading...

Diabetes Education and Prevention Health Promotion

Health Promotion: diabetes Education and Prevention Given the need for specificity in nursing theory for addressing a particular topic such as diabetes education and prevention, Nola Pender’s Health Promotion Model would seem to be particularly useful. The model is designed to assist people in making needed lifestyle changes. It is based upon the presumption that people wish to maximize their health potential and possess enough self-awareness to grow in their capacity to self-regulate (Pender, 2013, p.5). While health professionals can act as facilitators, ultimately the model… Continue Reading...

Preventing and Abolishing Elder Abuse a Systematic Research Proposal

that exists in the modern world affecting old people. More than common afflictions like cardiovascular disease or diabetes, elder abuse is viewed all over the world as a complex and debilitating problem, one that needs decisive and immediate actions from the health care industry, legislators, the social work sector, and concerned citizens. Elder abuse is a problem that thrives all around the world, and as the international population of elderly people grows all over the world, the problem demands immediate action and preventative measures. It is important to acknowledge that what happens to the elderly in this regard is… Continue Reading...

Diabetes Health and Prevention

diabetes Education and Prevention · diabetes is a chronic disease related to the body’s ability to use insulin. · There is Type 1 diabetes which someone is born with and is a lifelong illness. · There is Type 2 diabetes that comes from poor diet and bad lifestyle choices. · To prevent Type 2 diabetes people must do several things. They are: 1. Exercise at least 15 minutes a day 2. Eat the recommended amount of 20-25 grams of fiber each day. 3. Eat at least 5… Continue Reading...

American Families and Health

food quality. Many Americans have nutrient deficiencies that can lead to chronic health problems like heart disease and diabetes. Although the American government attempts to educate people on healthy eating, the cheapest food available is usually heavily processed or laden with chemicals and pesticides. Things like avocados and apples, some of the foods that help with nutrient deficiencies, are too expensive to eat every day. That needs to change. Accordingly, I saw in the news recently that many foods in the United States have traces of weed killer in it as investigated by the FDA. Weed killer is a… Continue Reading...

Unhealthy Behavior Drinking Inadequate Water

juice, leading to high rates of obesity, high blood pressure, fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes. (McLennan, 2000) Simply put, swapping sodas for fruit juice is of no help to your body. Worse still, research has it that fruit juice may cause more harm to your health than sodas. (Valtin, 2002) The need for hydration does not mean every water is safe for drinking. One should go for toxin free water to avoid adding pollutants to the body. For instance, tap water may contain a number of harmful pollutants, including chlorine, heavy metals, disinfection byproducts and pharmaceutical drugs.… Continue Reading...

Korean Long Term Care Insurance Scheme Ltci Strengths

of which are associated with advancement in age. Such conditions include, but they are not limited to, back pain, diabetes mellitus, hypotension, cataract, Alzheimer’s disease, and arthrosis of the knee. As a matter of fact, according to Kang, Park, and Lee, (2012), it has been shown that in the older population “hypertension, cerebral infarction, arthrosis of the knee, and dementia were common conditions requiring health services.” Third, under the LTCI scheme, beneficiaries have the discretion of selecting a service provider of their choice. This is a shift from the past whereby long-term care services were provider-centered. Instead, with LTCI… Continue Reading...

Logical Positivism and Scientific Research

fructose corn syrup is a factor in the prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. while another researcher claims that it bears no association to diabetes whatsoever? Researchers should try to be as objective as possible, but I find that they approach the nature of the nature of facts just as subjectively as anyone else because, ultimately, we are all dealing with our own subjective experiences of input—whether we are dealing with them in our mind or through our senses. How We Understand the World and Ourselves Ayer (1990) states “that our intellects are unequal to the task of carrying… Continue Reading...

Collaboration Using Systems Thinking

issues have continued to face many elderly Hispanics suffering from diabetes due to language barriers. This project seeks to examine whether the use of a bilingual interpreter call during provider visits compared to utilizing family members as interpreters, enhance medication adherence over a 3-month period. An important component in the implementation of this project is a systems thinking approach that would help determine its relevance to the healthcare system. According to Haines (1999), systems thinking is an approach through which we visualize the world or a means with which we view the unit or entity first as a whole.… Continue Reading...

Parkinson's Disease

cancer, 4) respiratory disease, 5) Alzheimer’s, 6) osteoporosis, and 7) diabetes. Other health issues for this population include falls, pneumonia, obesity and depression (Jaul & Barron, 2017). Some of this health issues can be related to the onset of Parkinson’s—such as falls and depression (Farombi, Owolabi & Ogunniyi, 2016; Frisina, Borod, Foldi & Tenenbaum, 2008). Parkinson’s impacts 1% of the 65+ population, while approximately 10 times as many people suffer from arthritis. Parkinson’s disease impacts a high number of people but it is not as common as some of most prevalent problems that the elderly white male population suffers… Continue Reading...

Healthcare System and Practice Guideline

facilitated through the establishment and advancement of clinical practice guidelines. The selected healthcare system practice guideline is Management of diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care (2017). This particular guideline delineates the important decision points in the Management of diabetes Mellitus (DM) and provides well-outlines and wide-ranging evidence based recommendations assimilating prevailing information and practices for practitioners throughout Department of Defense (DoD) and Veretan Affairs (VA) Health Care Systems. diabetes mellitus is an illness that is caused either by an absolute or relative deficiency in insulin giving rise to hyperglycemia. Type 1 DM (T1DM) is as a result of insulin secretion… Continue Reading...

Involvement Of Professional Interpreters in Care Delivery Process

more than 50 million people. Elderly Hispanic residents and Mexican Americans who are predisposed to various health conditions including diabetes account for a significant portion of this Hispanic population in the United States. One of the major issues facing elderly Hispanic patients aged 50-75 years when seeking for healthcare services is communication problems since they are not proficient in English. This project seeks to examine whether the use of professional interpreters enhance medication adherence as compared to using family members as interpreters. The implementation of this project requires the involvement of various stakeholders who control resources and are necessary… Continue Reading...

Provider Patient Communication Through Professional Interpreters

immigrants and Mexican Americans are among patient populations facing relatively high rates of diabetes. Sentell & Braun (2012) contend that the prevalence of rates of diabetes among Hispanic communities for diagnosed and undiagnosed patients is approximately 18.3%. These populations are pre-disposed to diabetic disorders due to several factors including limited knowledge, lack of access to resources, and cardiometabolic mechanisms (Detz et al., 2014). Since most of these patients are Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients, they experience tremendous communication challenges as they seek for healthcare services for their diabetic conditions. Communication between healthcare providers and LEP patients is significantly affected… Continue Reading...

Reliability Credibility and Validity

to examine whether participants are responding to the research question related to your area of interest in diabetes, or whether your interview guide needs refining” (Stuckey, 2014, p. 6). b. Transferability is another important aspect to consider regarding qualitative research. To establish transferability, one must provide readers with evidence concerning applicability of findings to other times, situations, populations, and contexts. That evidence must come from other sources and not the researcher (Sacks, 2015). For example, thick transcription is an approach that allows the qualitative researcher to offer a detailed and robust account of their experiences while collecting data (Sacks,… Continue Reading...

Development Of an Health Advocacy Campaign

expenses and morbidity as well as mortality owing to hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, particular cancers and severe cardiovascular illnesses. Chriqui (2013) asserts that if the current trends in obesity continue to prevail, it is expected that annual medical expenses attributable to the medical condition could increase by approximately $48 to $66 billion for each year by 2030. Akin to obesity, hypertension is a major disparaging health metric that has adverse health consequences. Notably, at the present moment, hypertension is the prevalent contributing factor to global disease encumbrance, and the direct and indirect costs incurred in the treatment… Continue Reading...

Corporate Greed Firms Secretly Collecting and Selling Information About Your Online Behavior

orientation, ethnic origin, specific illnesses (like HIV/AIDS, depression, drug abuse, and diabetes), etc. Such data can be directly accessed from data brokers’ records or predicted using other data. Finding out what all personal data is being disseminated and correcting it is virtually impossible. To complicate matters, data brokering is a completely legal industry, with brokers known to be particularly secretive (Boutin, 2016). Data brokerage’s main threat is that though several brokers (perhaps honestly) assert that they merely provide public information for preventing fraud or verifying people’s identity, the market for consumer scores is swiftly growing. Consumer scores refer to… Continue Reading...

Intervening to Prevent Diabetes

found that the mainly African American population was suffering from high rates of diabetes. The Community Action Partnerships for Health Organization (CAPHO) was contacted to see if it would be will to work with the heath care community to address the problem of diabetes in the county. CAPHO agreed and set about developing a plan with objectives, sub-objectives and action items. The goal was to reduce the rate of diabetes among the population through prevention. Background of the Organization CAPHO “had been providing services to low-income African American women for ten years” (Harris, 2010, p. 183) so it was… Continue Reading...

Health Care and Obesity

latter has been linked with the onset of heart disease, liver disease, obesity and diabetes (Bocarsely, Powell, Avena & Hoebel, 2010; Malik et al., 2010; Stanhope et al., 2015). This means, primarily, adults should take efforts to eliminate soft drinks and soda pop from their diets—as these are among the primary beverages high in HFCS. The four domains of health literacy are: (1) Fundamental literacy, (2) Scientific literacy, (3) Civic literacy, (4) Cultural literacy (Zarcadoolas, Pleasant & Greer, 2005). In order for the health education message described above to have an effect on the target population, the target population… Continue Reading...

Fitness and Health Insurance Reform

What cannot be measured cannot be consciously changed. However, according to a study in The Lancet diabetes & Endocrinology, in a randomized control study (the gold standard of academic research), using a fitness tracker had no effect on any measure of health or fitness (Finkelstein, et al, 2016). The fitness tracker used in this particular study was a clip-on tracker without a significant graphical interface. It is possible that the results may have been different, had the tracker been more pleasing in its presentation. But even a study involving the more engaging tracker interface of a Fit Core armband,… Continue Reading...

Health and Poor Populations

life, risky sexual behavior, drug and alcohol abuse, high crime, low education, obesity, diabetes, and poor access to health care (Boyer et al., 2017; Guariguata, 2014; Osborn, Squires, Doty, Sarnak & Schneider, 2016). Low income adults, therefore, are at risk of not receiving the proper health education they need to maintain healthy lifestyle; they are at risk of lacking a cogent support system to maintain a healthy lifestyle; they are at risk of not having adequate access to health care, whereby they maintain obtain necessary health education and preventive care. Understanding the needs and risks of vulnerable populations is… Continue Reading...

Mohamed Talaat Pasha Harb Contributions to Egypt’s National Development and Banking System

Z. (2012). Infants of diabetic mothers: echocardiographic measurements and cord blood IGF?I and IGFBP?1. Pediatric diabetes, 13(2), 189-196. 3. Gaffney, Jane. "The Egyptian cinema: industry and art in a changing society." Arab Studies Quarterly (1987): 53-75. 4. Martin, Rosemary. "Case narratives." In Dance Education around the World, pp. 84-96. Routledge, 2015. 5. Moore, Clement Henry. "Islamic banks and competitive politics in the Arab world and Turkey." Middle East Journal 44, no. 2 (1990): 234-255. 6. Osman, Tarek. Egypt on the Brink: from Nasser to Mubarak. Yale University Press, 2010. 7. Rezk, Magdy. "The Political Economy of Violence in Egypt." (2016). 8. Hunter, F. Robert. "Challenging Colonialism: Bank… Continue Reading...

Policy Implementation Dietary Guidelines

sugar to counteract this trend, as well as to lower the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and other problems associated with excessive weight and sugar intake seems wise. According to the British Medical Journal, “added sugar is directly correlated with risk for metabolic syndrome in adolescents,” even when controlled for total caloric intake (Vreman, et al., 2017, p.2). In other words, when groups of individuals with the relatively identical caloric intakes are compared, persons with higher levels of added sugar are more likely to experience associated medical complications. Additionally, added sugar is associated with higher levels of hypertension and… Continue Reading...

Chronic Kidney Disease

kidneys, the body’s stability and health are threatened. Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and anemia are all possible outcomes that an individual may experience as a result of kidney failure. As there are more than 200,000 cases of chronic kidney disease every year (Mayo Clinic, 2018), this is a serious problem that is deserving of study—especially as the etiology of chronic kidney disease is still somewhat unknown. One project funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (2018) that focuses on understanding chronic kidney disease is a research study titled “Longitudinal Study of Risk Factors for Mesoamerican Nephropathy among… Continue Reading...

Drug Addiction

of the drugs. Addiction is not any different from other diseases like heart disease or diabetes. In all disease instances, the healthy and normal body function is disturbed. The organs lose their optimal capacity and induced harmful effects on the body. Most of the diseases can be treatable and preventable just as drug addiction is. If drug addiction and other diseases are not treated, they could inflict lasting effects and possibly culminate into death (Koob, Arends & Le, 2014). Koob, Arends, and Le (2014) explored the neurological, cellular and molecular systems of the brain in an attempt to discover the… Continue Reading...

Diabetes and Self Care

that require a lot of input are necessary in making the study of diabetes effective. A lot of people with diabetes undergo distress. The diabetes distress is commonly described as the distress that arises from the effect of the diabetes symptoms, regimens for self management, the fear that there would be complications and functionality failure. The diabetes stress stabilizes after some time. It has been found that about a third of all diabetes type 2 patients are prone to diabetes stress regarded as clinically significant. diabetes distress severely affects adult diabetic patients with a poor diabetes management plan. Such… Continue Reading...